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'm jackie deangelis. >>> while energy prices creep higher, so does optimism about the recovery in the u.s. housing market. one of the nation's largest home builders say the fundamentals in the real estate turn around are strong, and that an increase in home prices is not a bad thing. >> what we're seeing is that prices are moving up, not because costs are moving up so much, but because demand is getting so strong, we're seeing some freeing up in the mortgage market. so there is some liquidity out there. >> two subsidiaries of is sc capital hedge fund are paying a record amount to settle insider trading charges. the units have agreed to pay more than $600 million to settle claims from the securities and exchange commission over improper trading in two stocks. the s.e.c. said it might still investigate individuals at the firm. >>> on capitol hill today, jpmorgan came under fire at a senate hearing. bank executives were grilled about more than $6 billion in trading losses due to a series of botched trades orchestrated by a trader now infamously known as the london whale. vice-chairman doug
on immigration and energy, deals with gun control however it gets dealt with and thin waits to do a grand bargain deal after the mid terms on the hope that his party has success in the mid terms and he can strike a deal on better economy and more favorable terms in congress. >>ose: i thought that's exactly wh i sa. will not make a decision now and will have a hard bargain. the only thing we seem to differ is whether the republicans will be blamed. >> i didn't mean to say i disagree with you except to say it's not giving up on the next year and-a-half because you do, immigration and energy. the president's got his eye on his big promises and immigration and energy are two of the big promises. if he can move along on fiscal stuff, get a sense of where the bargain lies on tax reform, corporate and iividual, gets a sensof h omacare is working and what an overhaul of obamacare would mean. he can move those things along. get immigration and energy out of the way. there's only so much bandwidth at any given time. get those out of the way so they are not dealt with and get the fiscal stuff after. >> ros
and this come my colla complicates the presence. >>> people who work in the energy industry are searching for ways to slash our use of fossil fuels. some of them are excited about so called green plastics. most plastics are made from petroleum. some have come up with ways to make them from plants. >> reporter: the thai government has been organizing this international export since 2006. it's to promote the plastics industry. this plastic items are made from substances found in plants. they are attracting interest throughout asia. >> here in bangkok it's all about brim plastic. a lot of foreigners come to thailand also to attend conference. the product. for thailand it can be more expense for this production. >> reporter: thailand will develop biplastics industry. it already has many companies that make ordinary plastics. farmers in thailand grow large amounts of sugar cane. thai government officials have looked at these factors and developed a road map for industry. >> every year we have 28 million allow them. it can be used as bio plastic. thailand has great potential to be the center bi
. >> a couple of areas showing no change included energy infrastructure, levies, and inland waterways. inland waterways getting a d-minus, barely above a failing grade. how, if you know, does the u.s. infrastructure compare with that of other countries? in some surveys, very poorly, i believe. >> well, what we do know is that our infrastructure is a part of our competitiveness in the world. if we want to be competitive we need to invest. we can look at things such as china investing some 9% in their infrastructure. europe investing 5% of their gdp in infrastructure. yet you look at the united states, and we're down around 2%. and that's about half of what we invested 50 years ago. >> what about bridges? where -- how -- you know, there have been major stories having to do with the safety of our bridges, that major collapse in minneapolis a few years ago, are ey getting better or not? >> yes. they're actually getting better. they improved over our 2009 report card. again, reflecting an increase investment in bridges. we're seeing that around the nation as local leaders step up and start replaci
natural resources to create energy. it's relied very heavily on nuclear power and that nclear power became a subject of gre controversy after the power plant disaster followed the tsunami. what's the state of play now? is japan abandoning its stated desire to move away from nuclear energy? >> well, the reaction you just describe exactly what happened in tokyo or in japan as i should say in the immediate 12 months that followed. the government at that time partly because they were very much aware that they could not respond to the nuclear melt down as well as they could have so they wentomplete the other way and declared that japan will be a nuclear power plant free country in some 20 to 25 years from now. however, since then japanese expands two summers and as you may know wherever you are it's very humid, hot, much, much worse than the d.c./metropolitan area. people actually feel the power shortages and the implication of trying to reduce their dependence on nuclear power in a too soon, too short time span. the cuent government has a little bit more balanced approach, they still do believ
. the training for this contest will give me the energy to face challenges at work. >> reporter: they make an offering of physical strength. they're granted inner strength. that plus the satisfaction of challenging themselves to the limit. peop >>> people in tokyo will commuting to work under clear skies but getting home from work last night was a different story. >> what a wet and windy evening we had last night in metropolitan regions of tokyo. things are going to be clearing out today. let me show you the damage it had done yesterday. extreme wind moved through japan yesterday causing traffic delays and damaging buildings and homes. officials issued an alert for tornadoes in part of the region last night. the storm also brought rough seas. one surfer is reportedly missing off the coast. back to the satellite picture you can see the clouds moving away from japan. take a look at this, 283 millimeters has fallen in the past 24 hours. 200 millimeters fell in just the span of three hours. about 140 kilometers gusts have been reported in okinawa as well. 87 kilometers per hour gusts. thinks w
. >>> and tomorrow on "nightly business report," we'll be looking at the impact of higher energy costs on the consumer price index. we'll learn how confident consumers are right now with the michigan survey out. and we'll get alan greenspan's views on the economy right now. first here's a look at the international markets and how they did today. >>> a big night in the big apple for samsung tonight. it's expected to launch its newest smartphone, the galaxy s4. the company rented radio city music hall for the unveiling. samsung hopes it will help it gain share over apple's popular iphone. apple is still number one with 34% share. samsung has 19%. joining us with more, dennis berman from "the wall street journal." dennis, a lot of hype for this new samsung phone. what's new? what are the bells and whistles? >> of course, the hype -- it's supposed to be unveiled at radio city music hall. they chose a pretty cool venue for it. they're not saying precisely, but there have been some things that leaked out their business speculation. one of the possibilities is perhaps that the phone follows y
energy. i feel mysterious forces working through my body and i see them in other people. >> reporter: weeks is among the 46 million americans that our poll found have no religious affiliation, almost one in five. but they're not entirely secular. about a third describe themselves as "spiritual but not religious." >> yeah, i think that's a pretty good description. as a matter of fact, i think i say that all the time. i'm spiritual but not religious. >> i definitely don't call myself religious at all, so i would think i am spiritual, where i believe we're all connected in some way, but i'm not religious in any way. >> reporter: kim weeks has come a long way from the conservative southern methodist church of her childhood and the religious home she grew up in. >> we didn't go so far as do regular bible readings, but we weren't that far from it. i mean god was, and jesus, were both present in our daily lives, and a daily discourse. >> reporter: things began to change when she was 12. her parents divorced and she started questioning the church's teachings. >> the flaw in the organized rel
. >> sreenivasan: iran maintains its nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes. it was energy of a different kind that took the president to illinois today. he called for cars that go coast to coast without gasoline. mr. obama toured the argonne national laboratory outside chicago and talked up his proposal for new auto research. the focus would be on bio-fuels and better batteries for electric cars. the president wants congress to authorize $2 billion over the next decade for the research. north dakota may become the first state to ban abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected. that could be as early as six weeks after conception. the state senate approved the ban today and sent it to republican governor jack dalyrymple. he opposes abortion, but has not said whether he would sign the bill into law. gay marriage has picked up a pminent new supporter, senator roportmaofhio. it makes him t onlrepublican in the u.s. senate to take that position. portman explained his change of heart in "the columbus dispatch". he said it began two years ago, when his college-age son told his family tha
same-sex marriage. that's one problem. where is some of the energy from the party now? who won the c-pac straw poll, rand paul not an establishment republican, a person from the liberrian wing of the party. they are not together on some of the mechanical things. the report recommends going to primaries as opposed to caucuses and conventions because that's a broader electorate. well, caucuses and conventions are the way somebody like a rand paul or even a rick santorum is going to be able to be a real competitor for the nomination. >> ifill: it talks about cutting in half the number of primary debates. a little bit of the early season cannibalization doesn't occur. >> we see this after party loses a presidential race or two. >> whatever they did last time. they try to do something else. but i think the problem for the r.n.c. is this. our politics and our lives, our world, has changed. we're no longer... politics is no longer dominated by the hierarchical national parties that 40, 50 years ago could dictate who can run for office and when to have conventions and raise the money. you ha
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